The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace features conceptual illustrations, sequential art, and fully executed paintings. This volume in the "Art of" series delves into the Lucasfilm archives, detailing Episode I's use of traditional and high-tech media and exploring the creative impulse behind all of the designs. Inside are key action sequences, including the Podraces on Tatooine and the ground and space battles; interviews and photos of the artists at work; paintings that capture the exotic environments of Naboo, Tatooine, and Coruscant; the visual evolution of the battle droids, the Trade Federation ships, and characters such as Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, and Jar Jar Binks; and a showcase of poster art for Episode I.
|ISBN 0345431081||September 7, 1999||Del Rey||224||Hardcover||English||The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace|
|ISBN 034543109X||September 5, 2000||Del Rey||224||Paperback||English||The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace|
|ISBN 3897484153||August 2002||Dino Entertainment||224||German||The Art of Star Wars: Episode I – Die dunkle Bedrohung|
|ISBN 8372453381||Amber||224||Paperback||Polish||Star Wars Część I: Mroczne Widmo - Album|
- The Trade Federation
- The Planet of Naboo
- Naboo: Otoh Gunga
- Naboo: The City of Theed
- Tatooine: The Desert Planet
- Coruscant: The City Planet
- From Sketch to Screen
- Concept Design Team
- From Movie to Marketing
|Organizations and titles||Sentient species||Vehicles and vessels||Weapons and technology||Miscellanea|
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- In the section at the end of the book highlighting each member of the Concept Design Team, it is mentioned that three of them (Iain McCaig, Evan Pontoriero and Bill Beck) were working on ILM's first all-digital feature film, 'Frankenstein', during the writing of this book. The next time this project was mentioned was on page 20 of The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, where it is revealed Erik Tiemens and Ryan Church also worked on the project and that by that time it had been cancelled. Further more, in the book Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequel Trilogy it is mentioned that Derek Thompson also worked on this project as a storyboard artist.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Widescreen Video Collector's Edition – includes an exclusive forty-eight-page excerpt of The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- The book is also excerpted in issue 46 of Star Wars Insider